Top of the Week!
October 31, 2018
 
Thank you to the group who volunteered at the Salvation Army on October 29th! 
Left to right Paul Lucy, Al Lantinen, Sara Treacy, Caitlin Burke, Rick Wallis
 
Keep Up With What's Happening on the Club's Rotaplast Trip
 
Thanks to Michael Labrie the link below can be shared with anyone who might like to view photos of our team which will not be placed on the Rotaplast blog.   If you choose to post or publish these photos please give credit to Michael Labrie.
 
 
The official Rotaplast blog can be accessed at  www.rotaplast.org  Look for the Sylhet, Bangladesh headings.
 
 
The Season Is Upon Us...
 
As we approach the holidays, just a little reminder that volunteers are needed for our annual holiday events.
 
Thanksgiving signups have started, so if you can cook a turkey, bake a pie or help on the day of the event sign up at an upcoming meeting.
 
As always, holiday tree sales begin right after Thanksgiving.  Sign ups begin this week and, as always, every Rotarian is expected to work three shifts.  First come, first served, so make sure you show up and sign up. 
 
 
AmeriCorps Seeks Rotary Volunteers 
Mary Kelliher is the Volunteer Coordinator for AmeriCorps working out of Portsmouth Housing's Greenleaf Recreation Center with the Resident Services team which assists low-income residents, senior residents, and residents with disabilities in finding resources for different needs, such as budgeting, financial literacy, transportation, etc. Mary and AmeriCorps is seeking volunteers who would be willing to volunteer. One example of a volunteer opportunity is assisting an older female resident who lives alone in moving heavy furniture (strong people needed!) into and from a UHaul during her planned move from her Feaster apartment to Connor's Cottage. If there are any volunteers intersted in lending a hand please contact Mary at maryk@nh-pha.com
 
 
Invitation from District Governor John LoBosco to join us at a Special District Assembly to discuss Foundation, Membership, and International Service Opportunities and Strategies!
 
WHO: All Rotarians are welcome! We are hoping, in particular, for a good turnout from club Foundation, Membership, and International Service chairs. WHEN: Saturday morning, November 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
 
WHERE: Husson University, 340 County Road, Westbrook, Maine.
 
COST: FREE
 
REGISTRATION: We need you to register so we know how many to expect. The venue can seat up to 135 people, so we will have a waiting list after we reach that number. Please register ASAP at the link available on the District home page or here.
 
SPECIAL GUESTS: Julia Phelps, former Rotary International Director and current Foundation Trustee will share insights into current happenings in Evanston regarding the Foundation. Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Greg Roche, also will join us to connect with you and explain how he can be a valuable resource for us.
 
AGENDA:
 
8:00 - 8:30 Social (coffee and muffins)
8:30 - 9:00 Julia Phelps, "A Week in the Life of a Foundation Trustee"
9:00 - 10:30 Joint Session
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Breakouts
 
The first half of the morning will be a joint session with presentations on the Foundation and Membership. After a break, we will have three concurrent breakouts: Foundation, Membership, and International Service. The International Service breakout will focus on opportunities for Rotarians to travel abroad to engage in hands-on service. On the Foundation side, we will be talking about District Grants, Global Grants, Polio Plus, the Peace Scholars Program, the Annual Fund, and Major Gifts. As for Membership, we’ll be discussing strategies to achieve our Governor’s challenge to increase membership throughout the district by at least 5% this year. We will have plenty of time for questions and dialogue among the participants.
 
This is a great opportunity to roll-up your sleeves and connect with your colleagues from around our district to learn and share. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information, contact the event chair, Lawrence Furbish (click the link below for contact info)
 
 
 
Sorry We Missed You
 
If you have a makeup for a missed meeting, please email it to the following link:
 
 
 
Check Your Profile
 
The Communications Committee is asking that everyone log onto ClubRunner and check your profile to make sure it is up to date.  Change is part of life and we hope to be able to reflect those changes in our website.  Happy surfing.
 
 
Rotary Connections is back!!!
 
Rotary Connections let’s our members know that their Rotary club is thinking of them.  Members facing a health issue, death in the family or a life celebration, we are here!  
 
If you know of any of our members who may need a Rotary Connections, please reach out to the Cathy Nickerson or President Ben.
 
 
Let us Know What is Happening!
 
If you have an event or news that you would like to share with your fellow Rotarians, please forward the information to Dennis Moulton for inclusion in the weekly eBulletin. My contact information is d-moulton@comcast.net.  And please send photos!
 
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